Citizen Voices®

Citizen Voices makes it possible for people to take part in how policies are made in New Hampshire in an easy and convenient way: online.

We post clear ‘yes or no’ questions about hot issues facing the Granite State, inviting citizens to share their opinions. We analyze the discussion, summarizing the results in an easy-to-read report which we then deliver to elected officials at key points in the policy-making process, often including in-person presentation at a public hearing or emailing the New Hampshire House or Senate ahead of votes on related bills. Click here to learn more about how it's done.

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Waiting period to buy a gun?
Jan 21, 2019 - When it comes to gun laws, New Hampshire is a Constitutional carry state. No license is required to buy, own or carry a firearm. Federal law requires licensed firearms dealers — but not private sellers — to do a background check on the individual... read more
Raising NH gas tax
Jan 18, 2019 - Currently, the New Hampshire gas tax is set at 22.2 cents per gallon. This year, the Legislature will consider HB 538, a bill that would raise the tax to 28.2 cents per gallon.  That revenue would go to fix state roads and bridges. How... read more
Let schools ban guns?
Jan 18, 2019 - In New Hampshire, the power to regulate firearms lies with the state Legislature. No city, town, or other body can pass laws more strictly regulating guns. A proposed law in the 2019 legislative session would change that power as it relates to... read more
Marijuana legalization and taxation bill released
Jan 18, 2019 - Rep. Renny Cushing (D-Hampton) is sponsoring a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill. Generally speaking, the bill legalizes marijuana cultivation, possession, and use for adults age 21 and over. Are there limits on what... read more
Bill to repeal death penalty in NH
Jan 15, 2019 - New Hampshire is the only state in New England that still puts people to death for committing certain types of murders. As the state’s law currently stands, not all murders are eligible for a death sentence.  However, killing a police... read more


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